Bayer Vietnam launching the contest Bayer Safe Use Ambassador for students:
The correct and safe use of crop protection products
Hanoi, September 26, 2019 – Today, a knowledge contest of student on "Bayer Safe Use Ambassador" will be organized by The Faculty of Agronomy Department of Vietnam National University of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology Can Tho University and Bayer Vietnam.
Overview of the launching event of "Bayer Safe Use Ambassador” contest at Vietnam National University of Agriculture
With an aim to improve knowledge about “The correct and safe use of crop protection products” (CPPs) and towards the common interests of the community; to help students apply a knowledge learned and convey to the farmer as well as equip the skills and match the requirements of the job after the graduation.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ninh Thi Phip, Vice-Diretor of the Faculty of Agronomy Department of Vietnam National University of Agriculture said: "The program will help students with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes on the safe use of agrochemicals in general and pesticides in particular. The program is very useful for students, providing conditions for students to increase contact with farmers to promote safe use of pesticides."
Dr. Kevin Doughty,Senior Product Stewardship Manager, Bayer introduced the contest to students of Can Tho University.
“The correct and safe use of crop protection products (CPPs) is an integral part of stewardship and also the mission of Plan Protection Bayer's business. Wishing to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture, Bayer Vietnam cooperates with Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Nong Lam University HCMC focusses on sustainability and capacity building of student. Through activities: educational activities, technical training, develop and improve sustainable agricultural practices, create expertise for local conditions. Student will get expertise as educate young, committed people and knowledge exchange with the farming community to convey the message to farmers, for a sustainable agricultural in future, commit to changing farmer’s behavior about the CPPs.”, by Dr. Kevin Doughty, Senior Product Stewardship Manager, Bayer said.
Students scan QR code to register for the contest
The contest will be held through two rounds:
First round: Students submit the project presenting views and plans for training farmers on safe use of crop protection products. Contest entries show creativity and content: student interest in environment and public health, evidence of the consequences of insecure pesticide use, how does to access and effective farmer training, specific farmer training plans.
Second round: 20 students with best plans will be equipped with labor protection equipment and training knowledge: expertise, communication skills, presentation skills, project management ... for students to easily approach and guide the farmer.
Training on “The correct and safe use of crop protection products” for students
The best performing project in the second round will be selected for the "Bayer Safe Use Ambassador" program in Europe.
"College of Agriculture and Applied Biology is expected to be able to work with Bayer Vietnam to provide students with practical, applied research and transfer of science and technology to farmers. Directly participate in farmer support activities as well as use agricultural chemicals safely and properly to ensure increased productivity, production efficiency, safe for producers, consumers and environmentally safe. Looking to sustainable agriculture, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology will further discuss with Bayer Vietnam in order to have effective partnerships in the training of practical knowledge for students", said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Van Vang, Head of College of Agriculture and Applied Biology Can Tho University.
Submission deadline: from 15/9/2019 to 15/10/2019.
Registration method: via QR code, by email or form at university.
In 2019, Bayer launches a global competition, attracting students from 36 universities in countries with strong agricultural strengths or countries that specialize in providing food to the globe. Specifically: Bangladesh (3 schools), China (3 schools), India (8 schools), Indonesia (7 schools), Malaysia (3 schools), Pakistan (3 schools), Philippines (6 schools) and Vietnam (3 schools). In Vietnam, the contest Bayer Safe Use Ambassador was launched in October 2017 will be organized by The Faculty of Agronomy Department of Nong Lam University in HCMC and Bayer Vietnam and up to now, the program has attracted nearly 2000 students.
Mr. Le Xuan Bien from Bayer Vietnam shared on E-learning Stewardship Platform in Vietnam
Students register via QR code on Zalo to join E-learning Stewardship Platform
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